Albrecht Schmidt

Prof. Dr. Albrecht Schmidt holds a chair for Human Computer Interaction at the University of Stuttgart. Previously he was professor for Pervasive Computing and User Interface Engineering at University of Duisburg-Essen and for Mediainformatics at University of Bonn. In 2007 he was head of department at the Fraunhofer institute for intelligent information and analysis systems (IAIS). From 2003 to 2006 he headed the embedded interaction research group at the University of Munich driving user friendly ubiquitous computing systems. He is working and has worked on several European projects (e.g. PDnet, Smart-Its, TEA) and acted as reviewer and expert for the European Commission in the IST context. Albrecht Schmidt is well known and highly cited for his work in creating new interaction techniques and interfaces technologies for mobile and contextual applications. He chaired the Ubicomp, Pervasive and Percom conferences, he co-founded conferences on Automotive User Interfaces in 2009 and on Tangible and Embedded Interaction in 2007, and he is regularly associate chair at the CHI conference and currently involved with organizing the conference on mobile HCI as technical program chair. He is in the steering committee of several conferences in the field of pervasive computing and human computer interaction. Albrecht Schmidt is member of the editorial board and area editor of the IEEE Computer Magazine and he is member of several further editorial boards. Selected publications for Albrecht Schmidt are listed below.